68. Pets in the Park, Blanchardstown (Sunday 2 July 2017)

Pets in the ParkCome and discover top dogs, curious cats and slithering snakes as Smithfield Square is transformed into a pet lovers paradise! Pets in the City will take place in the Millennium Park, Blanchardstown.

This free, family friendly event promises to be a great day out for animal lovers with a wide range of activities, stalls and entertainment. There will be Dog Agility Workshops and Scruffs Dog Show, where members of the public are invited to enter their own furry friends.

Pet enthusiasts can expect a range of stalls offering great deals on all kinds of animal accessories, grooming products, toys and novelty items as well as the opportunity to avail of micro-chipping and pet health advice. A reptile corner, world of birds and a small animal farm will give visitors the opportunity to interact with, and learn about, all kinds of animals. Pets in the Park is a fantastic day out and offers families the opportunity to bring their pets into the city for a fun and interactive event.

66. Dublin Kite Fest, Dollymount Beach (Sunday 18 June 2017)

Dublin KitefestDublin Kite Festival attracts attendees from around the country, brandishing an array of kites ready to take to the skies and beautify the Dublin skyline with a jumble of colour. There’s free entertainment all day long ensuring that attendees enjoy a carefree afternoon reliving childhood memories of kite flying whilst having fun with friends and family.

Whether attendees are brilliant kite fliers, or failing kite triers everyone gets off the ground in the end as there are plenty of kiting experts ready to lend a hand.  The day is also boasted lively music, exciting games, kite making workshops and a kite flying competition

Volunteers are required from set up 07:30 to 18:30. Duties: Event set up – erecting gazebo pop up tents, flags & bunting and signage, laying out crowd control barriers, etc.

Getting There
Dublin Bus Route 130 from Middle Abbey Street. Alight at Bus Stop No. 759 at junction of Clontarf Rd, Mount Prospect Avenue.

61. Pets in the City, Smithfield Plaza (Sunday 14 May 2017)

Pets in the CityCome and discover top dogs, curious cats and slithering snakes as Smithfield Square is transformed into a pet lovers paradise! Pets in the City, brought to you by Dublin City Council and supported by the DSPCA and King of Paws, will take place on Sunday 14 May in Smithfield Square, Dublin 7.

This free, family friendly event promises to be a great day out for animal lovers living in the city with a wide range of activities, stalls and entertainment. The DSPCA King of Paws Training Team will host Dog Agility Workshops and Scruffs Dog Show, where members of the public are invited to enter their own furry friends.

Times: set up to breakdown – 08.30 to 17.30. Open to public 11.30 to 16.30. Duties for all volunteers: Event set up – erecting gazebo pop up tents, flags & bunting and signage, laying out crowd control barriers, etc. We will also be involved in the event breakdown of same Volunteers are also needed for the Arts & crafts tent – to assist Children’s Activities Executive. Volunteers will be required to actively engage with the public at the event. Please note there are a limited number of volunteer roles available first come, first served. Access The easiest way to get to Smithfield Plaza is via the Luas Red Line. Sunday services commence at 07:00.

69. Dublin Rose Festival, Clontarf (Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July 2017)

Dublin Rose Festival Photo by Eddy CarrollThe Rose Festival takes place in St Anne’s Park, Mount Prospect Avenue, Clontarf on the third weekend of July, annually. The Festival is a mix of food, arts and crafts, music and family fun. It has a seated picnic area in front of the music stage. The festival is open from 10.00 to 18:00 on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July.

We are looking for experienced Event Volunteers who have attended previous events with us to man our Volunteer Hub where you’ll be telling potential new Event Volunteers about our events and encouraging to them to join in our fun and promote the principles of Leave No Trace.

Getting There

Bus Stop No. 1758 Mount Prospect Ave, Baymount Park. Routes serving this stop: 130 Towards Castle Ave.

Bus Stop No. 604 Howth Road, All Saints Road Routes serving this stop: 29a Towards Lwr. Abbey St. 31 Towards Lwr. Abbey St. 31a Towards Lwr. Abbey St. 31b Towards Talbot St. 31d Towards Baldoyle 32 Towards Talbot St.

Alternatively you can get the DART Train to Harmonstown.

58. St Patrick’s Day Parade, Blanchardstown (Friday 17 March)

blanchardstown 2017

St. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s National Holiday and it’s a time when communities around the country come together for a series of parades in every corner of the country.

Fingal County Council host this parade which makes it way through the Main Street in Blanchardstown towards it finishing point at The Blanchardstown Centre. This is one of Ireland’s premier parades. The aim of event is to highlight community and local action across Fingal and to provide a way for families to come out and enjoy this great event. We are looking for happy, enthusiastic, reliable and motivated volunteers to be Ambassadors for this event.

Volunteer roles cover all aspects of the event. Full on site orientation, support and recognition will be provided. Roles open to those aged 16 and over. Volunteer Programme managed by Event Volunteers.

Roles for this event include: Parade Set up Registering participants Providing information to the general public Assistance at take down after the parade Directions and information giving

Transport The following buses serve Blancharstown: 17A, 37, 39, 39A, 76A, 220, 236, 238, 239 and 270 Buses will most likely terminate away from the Main Street, so check dublinbus.ie for your local route.

59. St Patrick’s Day Parade Swords (Friday 17 March)

Swords Parade 2017St. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s National Holiday and it’s a time when communities around the country come together for a series of parades in every corner of the country.

Fingal County Council host the Fingal parade on Main Street, Swords each year and it’s one of Ireland’s premier parades.

The aim of event is to highlight community and local action across Fingal and to provide a way for families to come out and enjoy this great event. We are looking for happy, enthusiastic, reliable and motivated volunteers to be Ambassadors for this event.

Volunteer roles cover all aspects of the event. Full on site orientation, support and recognition will be provided. Roles open to those aged 16 and over. Volunteer Programme managed by Event Volunteers.

Roles for this event include:
Parade Set up
Registering participants
Providing information to the general public
Assistance at take down after the parade
Directions and information giving

Transport
The 33 and 41 buses serve Swords Village. Buses will most likely terminate away from the Main Street, so check dublinbus.ie for your local route.

56. Malahide’s Marching Band Classic (Thursday 1 September 2016)

Malahide's Marching Band Classic

Malahide’s Marching Band Classic is a unique event at Malahide Castle & Gardens on Thursday 1 September and we are looking for 10 volunteers to help be pasrt of muscial foot stamping event. The main duties will be directional and you would be based at Malahide DART station up to the entrance to Malahide Demesne (Hogan’s Gate entrance). Volunteers are required between the hours of 16:30 and 19:00 and could then go in and watch the event.

This is a great event for anyone looking to improve their communications skills, you’ll also get the opportuntiy to be part of this amazing. Buses and the DART train run right to the venue.

49. Battle of Kells Medieval Fayre (Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 August 2016)

Battle of Kells Medieval FayreStep back in time with Event Volunteers to Kells’ rich medieval past with a host of events including jousting, re-enactments, street theatre, falconry, story telling, living history demonstrations, archery and children’s entertainment. We’re recruiting Event Volunteers for a variety of roles over the two days of this festival.

All roles involve volunteers activities as ambassadors of the Kells and the festival itself.

Venue management (1) – helping in venue where lecture / films are taking place – greeting, seating, monitoring.

Venue management (2) – helping in the actual venue by walking round the venue, making sure it is litter free, keeping an eye out for potential problems, liaising with security

Administration – helping out with announcements, lost and found, raffle, etc. Assisting with food at the Pig on a Spit display – the meat is shredded and put into buns for sale to the public Assisting with patrolling the street between the venue and the campsite, and with helping monitor people crossing the road at the venue site.

All volunteers must attend training / information session in advance of the event. These will take place in the Headfort Arms Hotel, Headfort Place, Kells, County Meath, A82  D2C1 on either Sunday 14 August or Tuesday 16 August 2016. All volunteers will receive support and supervision during the two days of the event.

Bus Éireann service 109 runs regularly from Busárus (Store Street) Dublin 1 to Kells and takes 1h 25m.  You can download the timetable from this link.  Please remember it a Saturday and Sunday schedule.

You can apply to be an Event Volunteer here. Once you are registered you can sign up for the Battle of Kells and let the volunteering fun begin!

63. Battle for the Bay, Dollymount (Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May 2017)

Battle for the Bay 2017The concept of the Pure Magic Battle for the Bay Water Sports Festival is very simple: Fun, Wind, Water…and Fun!!! The best riders in the country and from around the globe will come and compete in one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world: Dollymount Beach! Home to the Puremagic gang.

Everyone is welcomed, young and old, to join this amazing celebration of Irish Kitesurfing, SUPing and Dublin style beach fun. You can expect loads of surprises during the bumper packed weekend! You can also visit the Battle for the Bay Facebook page and you can view a video which highlights last year’s event. We require volunteers for both Saturday and Sunday Shifts.

Volunteer roles will include:

  • Welcoming and assisting with directions / parking (off the beach)
  • General Ambassador roles on the beach gives information
  • Practicing Leave No Trace and supporting the cleaning team in keeping the beach and island clean.
  • Alerting the security team for any concerns or issues our team may have

Getting There
Dublin Bus Route 130 from Middle Abbey Street. Alight at Bus Stop No. 759 at junction of Clontarf Rd, Mount Prospect Avenue.

Volunteer Ireland and Event Volunteers are proud to be an Event Partner to Battle for the Bay for this its 11th anniversary.

48. Battle for the Bay Water Sports Festival, Dollymount, (Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 May 2016)

Battle for the Bay 2016 Volunteer ProgrammeThe concept of the Pure Magic Battle for the Bay Water Sports Festival is very simple: Fun, Wind, Water…and Fun!!! The best riders in the country and from around the globe will come and compete in one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world: Dollymount Beach! Home to the Puremagic gang. Everyone is welcomed, young and old, to join this amazing celebration of Irish Kitesurfing, SUPing and Dublin style beach fun. You can expect loads of surprises during the bumper packed weekend! You can also visit the Battle for the Bay Facebook page and you can view a video which highlights last year’s event. We require volunteers for both Saturday and Sunday Shifts.

Volunteer roles will include:

  • Welcoming and assisting with directions / parking (off the beach)
  • General Ambassador roles on the beach gives information
  • Practicing Leave No Trace and supporting the cleaning team in keeping the beach and island clean.
  • Alerting the security team for any concerns or issues our team may have

Volunteers will receive a Battle for the Bay 2016 T-Shirt, food during the day plus a free water sports introduction session with the Puremagic Team.

A free shuttle bus with limited seating capaity will operate to / from the City to Dollymount Beach on both days.  Places will be offered in advance on a booking first come – first served basis.

Volunteer Ireland and Event Volunteers are proud to be an Event Partner to Battle for the Bay for this its 10th anniversary.